Greatest 12 characters of the 1940 s who is on this list, what this list is about and how they got on the list. Fox is known as the cocreator of dc comics heroes the flash, hawkman, doctor fate and the original sandman, and was the writer who first teamed those and other heroes as gardner francis cooper fox was an american writer known best for. In todays comic books you dont see the advertisements you used to no ads with outrageous promises to be taller or more muscular. Being born and raised in scotland meant an intermittent supply of such comic books capers. Ps we are currently seeking any evidence that such toy soldier ads appeared in vintage comic books earlier than 1950s perhaps as early as 1940 s but we have not found any examples yet. Flipping through i am amazed at all the information, details and work put into this book.
Find 1940 comic in canada visit kijiji classifieds to buy, sell, or trade almost anything. In 1940, allamerican launched a comic book series called. Get all good price and hot deals of charles atlas ads comics 1940s here. American comic book chronicles had arrived and was sitting on my front porch. Some of the military ones, like the ad for revolutionary soldiers, were drawn by a famous comicbook artist named russ heath. Obviously being a superhero was not all it was crackedup to be. Before hitting doublefigures in years id given up on joining the the avengers or the justice league and was happy just to read of their incredible adventures in the pages of comics. In 1940, allamerican launched a comicbook series called. In february 1935, dc comics precursor, national allied publications. Comic book historians estimate that he wrote more than 4,000 comics stories, including 1,500 for dc comics. The premier site for legally available golden and silver age comic books, with free downloads, online viewing plus a friendly and lively forum, and more.
At least, thats what vintage comicbook ads would have you believe. No advertisements to own a nuclear sub or army tank can be found nowadays. But back in the day, the offerings being presented to kids in the pages of their. Archie 1941 comic sends riverdale gang back to world war ii. If they dont, its a shame, because a lot of the enjoyment came from these strange little adverts directed at kids. Amazing xray glasses and 9000 other novelties print magazine.
The charles atlas ads that began appearing in comics of the late 30s all the way up unto the 80s, long after his death, began a huge trend in bodybuilding, heightenhancing, weightlosing, and weightgaining ads in comics. Canadian superhero johnny canuck is back in reprint of. The joker is one of the oldest villains in comic book history and has undergone several iterations since 1940. The american comic book chronicles continues its ambitious series of fullcolor hardcovers, where twomorrows top authors document every decade of. Synopsis this is one of a set of lists i made showing a progression. Most issues from 397432 were reprinted in 1989 and sold in multipacks. Ad from the back of famous monsters magazine classic monster movies. Get the whole story without tracking down all those pesky back issues. Infamous story where readers called an 800 number, and voted to have robin killed. Amazing xray glasses and 9000 other novelties johnson.
In 1933, funnies on parade became the first color comic book printed in the now standard size of 6 58 x 10 14 inches. Jul, 2014 old comic book ads xray specs sea monkeys kit charles atlas workout duration. If you read a comic book between the 1940s and 1980s then you were inundated by cheap looking ads for everything from toy soldiers to. Every gallerys images are by their original company or artist. Mandrake the magician was one of the most popular comic strips back in the day and a number of comic book companies tried to emulate his success. Comic book advertisements are a common feature in american comic books mainly from the 1940s onwards. The 100 most influential pages in comic book history. That was 5 candy bars, or 3 candy bars and a comic book, or a toy off the rack. Cowhand ladd dances with cantina girl estrella and has a part in shooting sheriff tyler.
Detective comics is an american comic book series published monthly by dc comics since 1937, best known for introducing the superhero batman in. Jun 22, 2016 im back with another spanking post and this one i kind of found interesting. Compiling several comic book issues into one volume, trade paperbacks are an economical choice for great reading. See more ideas about vintage advertisements, comic books and ads. In reality, it began much, much further back in other countries. I dont want to burst mr barrys bubble, but there is no way that jump shot was a 30. If you can help by sending images or info about any comic books with toy soldier mailorder ads from pre1950 golden age of comics, please get in touch. This ad introduced the 98 pound weakling, named mac, who birthed the cliche of having sand kicked into his face by a bully. No matter what youre looking for or where you are in the world, our global marketplace of sellers can help you find unique and affordable options. These 2nd and 3rd prints have back cover ads dated 1989. Thats not to say that black people didnt read comic books. For the discriminating back issue hunter, we offer a selection of high grade key books.
Sep 14, 2012 from many of the comic book lists on this site you can tell is big supporter of comic books. A books total score is based on multiple factors, including the number of people who have voted for it. Most comic book lovers pledge allegiance to either dc comicsfeaturing that famous alien from krypton and aquaman, among many othersor marvel comics, which gave us the webslinging spiderman, the new mutants and patriotic captain america. The submariner sold like gangbusters then, and their continuing momentum has a lot to do with why dc and marvel comics are still around today. If you read a comic book between the 1940s and 1980s then you were inundated by. Charlton comics, an american comic book publisher, publishes its first title, yellowjacket, an anthology of superhero and horror stories, under the imprint frank comunale publications. For instance, in japan, scrolls that were very much like comic books.
Here are some of my favorite comic book ads that ive come across in my collection. As odd as it may sound now, most black people probably werent looking for them. Home about this is the sister site of cover browser. Dorne was one of the most indemand commercial artist of the 1940s. That money back guarantee was also a sham, since you had to pay for the return postage properly packaged and insured. Originally, billy batson didnt turn into shazam when he said the word shazam. Six years ago, artist and historian kirk demarais, who runs the brilliant gen x nostalgia site, secret fun spot, became determined to uncover the truth behind these comicbook ads published between the 1950s and late 80s. The best books published during the 1940s decade 1940 1949. One of my favorite ads thats on the back of at least 75% of my comic book collection. Most of these magazines way back then were brought over to glasgow as ballast on cargo ships delivering goods and produce from america and beyond. There is more information about this book at the bottom of the page you are. In the back pages six ads are reproduced from comics, typical examples that seduced americas youth mostly boys of course and if you want to see more of these check out hey skinny great advertisements from the golden age of comic books, a large size paperback that reprints in colour comic book ads from the forties and fifties. A toronto archivist and publisher has obtained rights to repring the adventures of johnny canuck, a second world war canadian comic book hero who in one issue fought adolf hitler in handtohand.
One of the most popular comics of its day, at its height the comic would claim a readership of six million on its covers. Sep 10, 2014 comic book adverts of the 1960s70s its been so long since ive opened up a new comic book, i dont even know if they still run ads anymore. The final issue of the italian disney comics magazine paperino is published. Old comic book ads that were total scams kryptonite. George has the story of one fan who bought one, which resulted in an er visit and 28 stitches. Vintage ads in comic books retro ads, vintage advertisements, vintage ads. Probably because its drawn by mad magazine superstar jack davis. Apr 11, 2012 11 shameless comic book ads that cost us our allowance.
Diversity in comic books began all the way back in the 1940s. Archie 1941 comic book series sends riverdale gang back. The strange history of comic book advertisements syfy wire. The first monthly comic book, aptly titled comics monthly, began publication in 1922, though it also featured reprints of daily newspaper comic strips. The number of times you find a good spank in a comic book is something approaching infinity. But if you look in older comic books youll see a treasure trove of sneaky ads. Typically, the atlas format would be to show a young man with a girl. In 1940, victor fox, publisher of fox syndicate comics, decided that he would cash in on the soda pop craze coke and pepsi both being extremely popular at this time by publishing ads for kooba. I was never going to be spidermanno matter how i tried to swing from washing lines or scale neighborhood walls or tumble out of trees.
Spanking in comics is actually a rather fascinating phenomena. And when i thought about it further it seemed a rather silly career optionthere was no pay, no pension. Looking forward to a few nights reading with a hot cup of tea while edumacating my brain cells. My enthusiasm for imitating peter parker always ended in disaster and bruised limbs. Women being spanked in vintage comic books flashbak. These classic ads in the back of comic books tricked kids from the 50s through the 80s. Pop culture the joker is one of the oldest villains in comic book history and has undergone several iterations since 1940.
Charles atlas one of the most famous comic book ads in existence. These old comic book ads give new meaning to weird. Because, once upon a time, it was all over the freaking place. New and used items, cars, real estate, jobs, services, vacation rentals and more virtually anywhere in ontario. These old comic book ads give new meaning to weird screen.
A tribute to comic book back cover advertisements panjo points. So, what were the deterrents to buying these items. Mailorder ads for toy soldier sets were routinely found in the back pages of. This was back in the days when dc would run ads on some story pages where that green lantern symbol is now. See more ideas about comic books, vintage advertisements and classic comics. But a new comic book series is about to turn back the clock and introduce versions of the characters from the dawn of world war ii. Etsy is the home to thousands of handmade, vintage, and oneofakind products and gifts related to your search. Unfollow vintage comic book to stop getting updates on your ebay feed. With victor jory, jo ann sayers, russell hayden, morris ankrum. Next to sea monkees, big league chew, and hostess junk food, the shrunken head the most memorable of comic book ads from back in the. A look at some of the best comic book back cover ads of the silver age.
Sep 15, 2014 comic book ads from hostess, super cobra video game by konami, kenner mask toys, nbc saturday morning cartoons and mpc star wars model kits. Unfollow 1940 comic book to stop getting updates on your ebay feed. Described in his ubiquitous appearances throughout the 1940s as the worlds. With ebay, you dont have to choose sides, because we have plenty of any option. Vintage comic book ads that were too good to be true. Back in the 1940s, there were no black superheroes.1525 668 309 885 690 992 536 745 464 1211 196 323 1410 238 466 517 341 659 691 1021 862 1079 1175 594 1521 1070 1122 555 593 1213 476 1293 159 725 1149 313 323 290 566 399 558